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. host: this next caller is steve in missouri. caller: the slide that showed just a moment ago represents the state of our country. if you really look at it, we are losing the group that was the most self-reliant in this country. and the other folks are becoming more and more dependent upon government. the other comment i would like to make is that if we would change the programs so that politicians actually had to rely on these programs as well as the rest of the country, maybe there would be some motivation to change the programs. guest: that is an interesting point. the silent generation, has some of them call them, those folks who are pre-baby boom, but post- .reatest generation projec a lot of them came of age in the truman and eisenhower years. it is a generation that has been a bit more skeptical of government all along. they have never been terribly supportive of the government is expanding and taking on a bigger role. not so much as the generation that preceded them, who came out of the new deal era and world war ii and sought a much more powerful role for government in our socie
that the freshman congressman, steve stockman of texas, said he was actually going to proceed in that course. whats the administrations reaction -- >> the position the president continues to have on the commission that he created was that it provided a very important framework to move forward on deficit reduction. i dont know -- i trust your reporting about the interest of some house republicans in putting that forward. id be interested to hear what chairman ryan has to say about it since he sat on the simpson-bowles commission, as did i believe other house republicans, and they all voted no. so it is important to remember -- and i think a lot of people when they talk about the commission that the president set up, that that commission called for significantly higher revenues than the president has called for and significantly deeper defense cuts than the president called for; and, actually, in the first 10 years, fewer savings from entitlement programs than the president has called for. so when you get into the details of it, you have to wonder whether or not support from republicans would really
, but it is not absolute. host: steve, republican caller. caller: i would like to know what countries have recently gotten oil contracts over this whole thing. guest: there is not a lot of oil in afghanistan. there are huge mineral rights, which have been purchased to great extent by china. the oil in iraq has been purchased by a number of countries. they have purchased the rights to extract and sell that oil. the iraqi industries on an upswing right now, and it is one of the reasons that the world prices have stabilized, and some suspect may even go down. the united states did not do a particularly good job of getting its share of that business for a number of reasons. and certainly, in afghanistan, the united states is not benefiting economically from the investment is making. it is likely that china will be the beneficiary long term of the u.s. affected afghanistan if afghanistan does stabilize because of the mineral resources there. for those who suspect that we conduct wars for economic interests, we're not that good. it did not turn out that way. host: next caller, you are on the air. caller: i woul
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